HoopsHype Kris Joseph rumors

January 26, 2014 Updates

To recap, the Celtics traded Garnett, Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, and three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016, and 2018), as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2017. How did the deal come together? Danny Ainge: It did come together fairly quickly. What I was excited about was that it appeared at the time to be a great situation for everybody — I think that for Paul and KG and Jason Terry and for us. It looked like it was going to be a good situation for them to be a major contender again and be vying for a championship. Their year hasn’t gone that way, but before the season started, it sure looked like it. I think it was a happy way to make a very difficult decision. Boston Globe

Kevin McHale recently said the state of the NBA under its new collective bargaining agreement kind of forces you to make a deal like this even if you would have liked Paul to retire a Celtic. Is that fair? Danny Ainge: Well, I don’t know if it forces it, but it forces it if you want to remain competitive. And it certainly gives you a jumpstart in the rebuilding process, as opposed to not doing it for sentimental reasons. I think what Kevin is saying is, nobody wants to trade away a Paul Pierce or a Kevin Garnett — and Jason Terry, for that matter. Jason Terry, he only played with us for a year, but I love that guy. He gave a lot to us and he’s just a class act — throughout his career. But that’s nothing that anybody wants to do, and is looking forward to doing. But I think that when the opportunity presented itself, it was a deal that I had to do for the franchise. Boston Globe

People say you pulled off a huge steal. What do you think when you hear that? Danny Ainge: Well, what I felt at the time was, I thought it was a really gutsy move by Brooklyn. I admired it. I thought the way KG finished last year, and Paul — both of them looked like they had a lot of basketball left in them, as the season finished last year. And so, I felt that it was a good deal for both teams. Like, I wasn’t able to put Joe Johnson and Deron Williams and Brook Lopez around Paul and KG. I wish I could have. They still would’ve been Celtics. But we weren’t in that position, to become a contender, I don’t think. I didn’t think that Paul and KG could carry us like they had for the five or six years previous. We were a team, I felt, that was destined to mediocrity as opposed to excellence with those guys. And especially with [Rajon] Rondo being out and so forth, it was going to be a long year for us with those two guys at the stage of their careers. It wouldn’t have done them justice. So, I was happy for Brooklyn. They were taking a chance. I thought it was a really good trade. I thought it was good for us and where we were as a franchise. And I thought it was really good for Jet, Paul, and KG and for [new Nets coach] Jason Kidd. I didn’t know if they’d win a championship or not, because I knew Indiana and Miami were going to be very good, and I thought Chicago was going to be very good. But I really thought it was going to be a four-horse race in the East, with those four teams. That’s what it looked like to me when the season started. Boston Globe

October 26, 2013 Updates
September 20, 2013 Updates

The Magic will bring second-round pick Romero Osby to training camp along with free agents Solomon Jones, Michael Eric, Manny Harris and Kris Joseph, according to a source close to the team. The Magic are working on coming to terms with Osby, the former Oklahoma forward whom the club selected 51st in the second round. Orlando Sentinel

September 19, 2013 Updates
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August 22, 2013 Updates

Free agent forward Kris Joseph is currently considering offers from Europe, China and the NBA, agent Chris Grier Luchey told HoopsHype. Luchey says Italian club Avellino, Russia's Nizhny Novgorod and two teams from the CBA have made offers for his client, who also has training camp invites from three NBA franchises. HoopsHype

August 18, 2013 Updates

Sidigas Avellino is still looking to a small-forward to put in the roster. Two names are now on the table of GM Antonello Nevola: Kris Joseph and Courtney Fells. Sportando

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July 12, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), as well as the right to swap first round picks in 2017, Nets General Manager Billy King has announced. NBA.com

July 10, 2013 Updates
June 28, 2013 Updates

The last hurdle to fall was getting Garnett to sign off on his no-trade-clause. Woj also reported that the Nets sweetened the pot for KG, agreeing to guarantee Garnett's full $12 million salary in 2014-15, which could have been bought out for $6 million. The Nets will trade Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans (via sign-and-trade), Kris Joseph and draft picks in 2014, 2016, 2018. The Celtics will also send Jason Terry in the exchange, although one league source said the Nets may try to move Terry to a third team. Earlier reports had Tornike Shegelia going to Boston, but Joseph's contract is only partially guaranteed this year, while Shengelia's is fully guaranteed, potentially saving the Celtics $700,000. NetsDaily

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